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Al Merrill Ski Trail

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4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,321' -403 m
High: 3,471' 1,058 m
Low: 2,150' 655 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 6% (4°)
Max Slope: 19% (11°)
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A classic nordic ski trail on Moosilauke.

Rik van Riel
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is one of New Hampshire's back country nordic classics. The Al Merrill Ski Trail is a loop with the Asquam Ridge Trail, which is not as suitable for skiing in places, so it is best done as an out and back along the switchbacks. In the winter, Ravine Road is closed to all motorized vehicles, and used only by snowshoers and skiers.

History & Background

The area around the location of the Ravine Lodge has been used for skiing since the 1920s, with a rope tow and alpine trails present near the John Rand Cabin along the Al Merrill Ski Loop.

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Land Manager: Dartmouth College

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One of the switchbacks on the Al Merrill Ski Trail.
Dec 27, 2017 near Woodstock, NH
A side trail to an old radio tower. Turn left to stay on the Al Merrill Ski Trail.
Dec 27, 2017 near Woodstock, NH
At the end of Ravine Road is a turnaround, which may have been plowed before the lodge closed. The Al Merrill Trail is straight ahead.
Dec 27, 2017 near Woodstock, NH

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